1770 Schley after Bellin - CHINA - L'Empire De La Chine - Map
J.V. Schley after Bellin
"'La Chine avec la Corée et la Tartarie'. China & Korea."
Approx 30.0 x 32.0cm, 11.75 x 12.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.
A map of China, and parts of the adjoining territories of Tonquin, Pegu, Tartary, Mongolia, and Korea, as well as the islands of Formosa (Taiwan) and Haynan. Originally engraved for Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde, this edition was reprinted for the Dutch edition of the Description de la Chine, part of Prévost's monumental 'l'Histoire Géneral des Voyages. The map has been heavily subtitled, with Dutch captions appearing below the original French notations in the scale, Advertisement, Note cartouche, territories, kingdoms, seas, and notable cartographic features. Chinese provinces, as well as neighbouring provinces, have been outlined in hand colour, and the map is further embellished with three decorative cartouches. The baroque cartouche surrounding the title of the map is particularly elaborate.